Wayne Rooney Reveals Top Premier League Club He Dreams of Managing

Wayne Rooney Reveals Top Premier League Club He Dreams of Managing

  • Wayne Rooney has disclosed he decided to transition into football management with the hope of managing Man United at some point
  • Rooney had an illustrious career with the Red Devils, scoring an eyewatering 253 goals in more than 550 appearances
  • The Englishman is said to have turned down the opportunity to manage boyhood club Everton and decided to focus on his current assignment at Derby County

Football legend Wayne Rooney has detailed his dream of managing Man United at one point in his managerial career.

Rooney is currently attached to crisis-ridden Derby County who he hopes to help avoid relegation at the end of the season.

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a goal for Man United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford back in March 2015. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a goal for Man United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford back in March 2015. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
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Wayne Rooney transitions into football management

The United legend transitioned into football management when he joined Derby County as a player coach from the Major League Soccer.

He would later in January 2021 announce his retirement from playing to fully focus on his managerial career.

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His retirement paved the way for his appointment as the Championship side's permanent boss after former manager Phillip Cocu parted company with the club.

Wayne Rooney reveals why he went into football management

According to the former England international, his decision to go into football management was influenced by his undying desire to coach Man United.

Rooney, who is believed to have turned down a chance to take charge at Everton earlier in the year has set his sights on taking charge at the Theatre of Dreams.

“The whole reason in me going into management is Manchester United. I got offered the job interview for the Everton job," Rooney told The Sun.
“I want to be Manchester United manager. I know I am not ready now but I have to plan everything I do to make sure one day it will happen," he added.

Should the 36-year-old land the United role, he will be hoping to have a successful career with the club - no less than what he had during his playing days.

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The Scouser, who is widely adored by the United fanbase had an illustrious career with the Red Devils.

Rooney remains the club's highest ever goalscorer having found the back of the net 253 times in 559 appearances.

During the period, he won five Premier League titles, along with one Champions League and one Europa League crown.

Luis Enrique linked with Man United job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United are shopping for a permanent manager to take charge of the club at the end of the season.

Luis Enrique is believed to have emerged as a shock contender for the role, despite the ex-Barca boss being attached to the Spain job.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax's Erik ten Hag are the other candidates who have been linked with the Old Trafford role.

Source: Sports Brief News